In 2014, artists marking their first feature on FH included; Brett Kiellerop, macpics, Gentlemen Only, Fit Aussie Guys, John Hough, Jamtron Studios, Nathan Scott, Male Beauty by benjie, Diver Photography, Dale Pierce, Matt Lee, Tom Silk, Covetimage, Chris Free, JDT Photography, lionart609 and Philip Rugel. We also saw the debut of many models who went on to become FH Favorites including Rock Carter, Kyle Anderson and the debut of Bond from New Manhattan Studios.
'This classic Latin beauty became the studio’s most-photographed model. With his ever-cheerful presence always welcome in the studio, Alex started working as an assistant and stylist in early 2013 and by year’s end he had worked more sessions behind the camera than in front.'
Since first featuring his work in 2012, Wes, and the crew from New Manhattan Studios have become one of my favorite, and one of the most featured artists, on FH. Wes always delivers when it comes to creatively produced and elegantly erotic imagery and has an exceptional eye for choosing models, and capturing them at their best.
I have been fortunate to have been able to feature dozens of models from New Manhattan Studios, but two have become favorites of mine, and readers of the site. Alex Corso and Bond Brown have appeared regularly on FH, and have helped celebrate many holidays and special occasions. Who forget Alex's turn earlier this year on St. Patrick's Day in Los Columbian Leprechaun.FH also celebrated Alex's work as a model, stylist and photographer earlier this year in a full day of posts celebrating his work with New Manhattan Studios. (Here:)
To celebrate FH's 10th, Wes gets Alex, and all of us, drenching wet, in this series of teaser images from their recent shoot in California. Alex looks AMAZING and it's not a surprise that that he continues to be in demand in front of, and behind the camera. I look forward to featuring more of his work as both a model and photographer in the future!
'Bond doesn't have a pretentious bone in his body. If you can remember Tom Hank’s character in Big, then you know Bond.'
I have loved Bond, and New Manhattan Studio's images of him since his Halloween debut in 2014. Bond has become a favorite, and one of the most featured models on the site. In part it's that boy next door hottness, in part it's his sexy grin and that thick wavy hair. It's also his personality, sexy and charming, sweet and playful. Bond has also been incredibly supportive of FH. Wrapping himself in black and orange for Halloween, red ties, and red undies for Valentines and welcoming Wes and Alex to shoot in-between set-ups and behind the scenes shots especially for the site. Below are Bond's first 10 features on FH, I hope for many more to follow!
'I still don’t think Bond has any awareness of the power of his looks. There still isn’t a pretentious bone in his body. He’s still the cute kid next door... who can smoulder and swagger with the best of them!'
'I was lucky enough to collaborate with Bond 5 times before he moved from San Francisco and returned to college. He's a remarkable young man, each time we met to create, including that first shoot, it was somehow like greeting a long lost friend. He has an ability to charm anyone and everyone.'
FH readers know Bond Brown well, and from the feedback I have received, I am not alone in being beguiled by Bond. His beautiful smile, his dancing eyes, his thick curly hair and his body that seems to get more comfortable, sexier, each and every time he steps in front of the camera.
As noted in the piece above, I was introduced to Bond by Wes from New Manhattan Studios, and Wes has generously shared may of his shoots and images with Bond. I always look forward to seeing more of Bond's work but with these images, it wasn't NMS behind the lens.
Some of you may remember that in the last few NMS features, Wes and Alex had headed West to California to shoot Bond. It was Wes in fact who recommended Bond and Studio MG Photography's Mark get together, and the images included here, stem from there five shoots together. I love seeing Bond through Mark's lens, and in some of the locations ad themes used by Studio MG. Mark has compiled many of the best, and the hottest, images from their work together in his new book simply titled, Bond. The book is available in both soft and hard cover, as well as a lower priced e-book version.
'Our first shoot was in some abandoned urban spaces, and he was like a kid in a candy store exploring and claiming and generally having a great time, usually naked. I think the very first shot I took of him he had jumped up and grabbed an overhead sprinkler pipe and was hanging there above me, naked, even before I had the camera out of the bag.'
'Our second shoot was in a beautiful river gorge I'd explored several times before. It required walking several miles on fire roads, and also a good ways up the middle of the river (ranging from ankle deep to swimming, but usually around knee deep). It was spring, but also much colder than usual. Again, Bond was in his happy place exploring our location. We were like popsicles on the walk out after dark though'.
'Our third shoot was when Wes was visiting and Bond came to visit for a couple of days. We worked around two swimming pools, both sunset and sunrise at the beach (and the Pacific is very cold around here any time of year, and we both got wet, again), and in a studio. In case we hadn't already done enough with water Bond also bobbed for apples for my Cirque Erotique collection for a while...'
'For our fourth shoot I promised no more cold water. Instead I had this idea to shoot in a dark studio with the only illumination coming from flying sparks! Bond, like always, said YES! He truly amazes me. For the fifth shoot Wes was again in town. I borrowed Bond for an hour, and borrowed a friends old truck, and we went for a mellow country boy theme. No water, no sparks - just a warm sunny afternoon lounging around the truck...'